BIOGRAPHIES, Greenbrier County, WV - "R"

WILLIAM PARKS RUCKER - attorney and farmer, has been a resident in Greenbrier County since 1869. He was born in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, November 9, 1831, son of Clifton Hedley RUCKER and Mary Jane Stark (STAPLES) RUCKER, now both deceased. His father, born in Amherst County, Virginia, died in that county, and his mother, born in Appomattox County, Virginia, died in Lynchburg. In Campbell County, Virginia, October 28, 1852, were recorded the marriage vows of William Parks RUCKER and Margaret Ann SCOTT, and the children of their union are recorded; Hedley Scott, born September 13, 1853, lives in Huntersville, West Virginia; W. W., February 1, 1855, lives in Keytesville, Missouri, as does James S., born November 23, 1856; Mary Clifton, born July 22, 1858, died September 28, 1861; Edgar Parks, born December 23, 1861, lives in Rothville, Missouri. Thomas Hazlewood SCOTT, born in Campbell County, Virginia, and Margaret Parks (BURKS) SCOTT, born in Amherst County, Virginia, were the parents of Margret A., born in Campbell County, January 31, 1832. Her parents both died in the county of her birth. In 1867-8, in Nicholas county, West Virginia, William P. RUCKER filled the office of justice of peace: in 1865-7 he was a notary public in and for the same county. In the years 1870-2 he was prosecuting attorney for Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties. He was major of the 13th West Virginia Infantry (Federal), but never served with the regiment, being assigned alternately aid-de-camp with Generals Seigel and Crook. His residence and post office address are Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

GEORGE HENRY RUSH - is a son of Henry Edwin RUSH, who was born in Augusta County, Virginia, in 1808, and who married in that county, in 1829 and has made his residence in Greenbrier County since he was twenty years old. His mother died in Bath County, Virginia, in November, 1865. In Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, January 16, 1855, George H. RUSH and Sarah Frances HENNING were united in marriage, and their children are seven living, two deceased: Edward, born May 21, 1856, died January 29, 1870; Thomas Henry, February 14, 1858, died November 22d following; Mary Jane, September 29, 1859; Charles William, January 14, 1862; Oceola, January 18, 1866; Nannie Virginia, September 23, 1867; John Wilburn, December 1, 1869; George Howard, March 9, 1872; Clyde Ernst, May 18, 1877. All are living in this county except Charles William, whose home is in Davis County, Missouri. Thomas and Nancy (RUNNELL) HENNING were the parents of Sarah Frances, wife of Mr. RUSH, and she was born in Lewisburg, September 4, 1835. Her parents died in the place of her birth, her mother's death occurring March 31, 1845, and her rather departing this life July 16, 1875. The oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RUSH is the wife of Wallace BURNS, whom she wedded October 14, 1881. George H. RUSH enlisted in the Confederate army in March, 1862, and served in Company E, 60th Virginia Infantry, taking part in all its engagements until the regiment disbanded in 1865. He has been twelve years a merchant, and owns a farm or 120 acres fourteen miles west of Lewisburg. He is also satisfactory filling the office of postmaster at Clintonville, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, where his store is.

Transcribed and submitted by Valerie Crook, vfcrook@trellis.net and Ed Johnson, EDEAJ@aol.com , 1998.

Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H.H. Hardesty and Company, 1884.
Rpt. in West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock.
Richwood: Comstock, 1974.

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